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Duke University 

Kare Doolcs 

George Washington Flowers 
Memorial Collection 














L. H. Blaxtox. D. D., Chancellor. 


M. L. Girtox, A. M., 

(Park College) 


Joseph F. Lukexs, A. M., 

(Ohio University) 


Hugo J. P. Vitz, 

(Manual Training High School, Louisville, Ky.) 

Manual Training and Collegiate. 

Miss Helexa M. Kylaxd, A. B v 

(Tusculum College) 
Domestic Science and Collegiate. 

William Taylor, 

(Lees Collegiate Institute) 


Mrs. S. H. Stidham, 

(Lees Collegiate Institute) 


Miss Sue E. Keese, 

(Normal and Collegiate Institute, Asheville, N. C.) 


Miss Margaret E. Dexham, A. B v 
(Caldwell College) 
Piano and Voice. 

Mrs. M. L. Girton, 

(Normal and Collegiate Institute, Asheville, N. C.) 


Elijah Noble, 
(Lees Collegiate Institute) 
McCormick Chapel School. 

CALENDAR 1906-1907. 

First Term opens September 3. 

Thanksgiving Vacation, November 29, 30. 

Christmas Kecess, December 24, 31. 

Second Term opens December 31. 

Grade Entertainment, May 11. 

Baccalaureate Sermon, May 12. 

Pupils' Eecital, May 13. 

Commencement, May 14. 

A series of popular lectures and entertainments will be given 
during the year. 


Back, Kelly 
Back, Seldon 
Begley, Garfield 
Brophy, Joe 
Cardwell, Price 
Clark, Thomas 
Hargis, Thomas 
Lyon, Eugene 
Moore, Allen 
Xewland, Ernest 
Pollard, Olie 
Smith, William 
Sewell, Benjamin 
Taylor, William 
Watts, Kelly 
Combs, Maude 
Cope, Lizzie 
Davis, Flossie 
Davis, Vyolette 
Fields, Mollie 

Allen, Leslie 
Back, Everett 
Back, John 
Cardwell, Edwin B. 
Duncil, Henry 
Gambill, Edward 
Gambill, George 

Collegiate Department. 

Green, Katie 
Hargis, Elizabeth 
Hyden, Jeanette 
Jameson, Bertha 
Landram, Bessie 
Landrum, Cora 
Landrum, Mattie 
Lyon, Addie 
McGuire, Josephine 
Murphy, Margaret 
Patton, Jessie 
Patton, Laura 
Eowland, Florence 
Sewell, May 
Sewell, Xancy 
Snowden, Maggie 
Taulbee, May 
Turner, Eosalee 
Williams, Lucy 

Normal Department. 

Gabbard, James 
Griffith, Chester 
Hogg, John 
Johnson, Noah 
Little, Floyd 
Little, Granville 
Mann, Ashland 

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Noble, James 
Koark, Willard 
Stacy, B. J. 
Strong, Green 
Williams, Cleveland 
Back, Delpha 
Back, Edith 
Bowling, Eliza 
Byrd, Bertha 
Callahan, Louella 
Crawford, Dala 
Davis, Hattie 
Davis, Mattie 

Allen, Oscar 
Back, Herschel 
Campbell, Floyd 
Childers, Eugene 
Childers, Pryse 
Combs, Norman 
Cope, Eobert 
Collingsworth, Lewis 
Collier, George 
Davis, Arthur 
Fletcher, Warren 
Haddix, Alexander 
Hayes, Eoy 
Hudson, Adam 
Lyon, Samuel 
Lovely, Jack 
Marcum, Alfred 

Evans, Minnie 
Haddix, Sarah 
Hagins, Maggie 
Hyden, Jeanette 
Little, Eliza 
Rowland, Laura 
Short, America 
Terry, Cappie 
Terry, Mary 
Turner, Alice 
Turner, Martha 
Williams, Annie 
Williams, Edna 

Intermediate Department. 


Whittaker, Charles 
Moore, Edward 
Xewiand, Joseph 
Noble, Clarence 
Patton, Oscar 
Patton, Eoy 
Russell, Lee 
Stacy, Wayne 
Sturdivant, Eobert 
Turner, Sherman 
Back, Evalece 
Back, Molly 
Blanton, Bertie 
Boling, Eosa 
Brophy, Nellie 
Combs, Alice 
Combs, Blanche 

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Davis, Gypsy- 
Davis, Maude 
Hayes, Kate 
Haddix, Joanna 
Hudson, Eva 
Hurst, Myrtle 
Lewis, Emma 
Little, Julia 
Boark, Minta 

Begley, Arnold 
Bryant, Fred 
Carpenter, Eddie 
Campbell, Hyden 
Cox, Odie 
Crawford, Pierce 
G-ose, Arvle 
Gross, James 
Harris, Wirt 
Eobinson, Arthur 
Eobinson, Kelly 
Eowland, Charles 
S alley, Charles 
Cardwell, Gertrude 
Clark, Annie 
Crawford, Bertie 

Back, Eosco 
Bryant, Elmer 
Combs, Wilson 
Craft, Allen 

S alley, Lula 
Strong, Priscilla 
Salvers, Mima 
Stidham, Molly 
Stidham, Jennie 
Sumner, Martha 
Taulbee, Euth 
Turner, Lillie 


Crawford, Bess 
Davis, Minnie 
Drake, Bertha 
Endicott, Bessie 
Griffith, Nannie 
Harris, Effie 
Harvey, Sally 
Hudson, Sarah 
Lanter, Sarah 
Newland, Mattie 
Eobinson, Lizzie 
Eose, Venal 
Short, Dora 
Short, Sarah 
Stidham, Catherine 
Watts, Carry 
Primary Department. 
Duff, Sam 
Edwards, David 
Pleenor, Wilmer 
Forbes, Eobert 

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Mcintosh, Jack 
Moore, P. Watt 
Rice, John 
Stidham, Ebb 
Turner, Floyd 
Van Deren, Glenward 
Wooten, Willie 
Arnold, Beatrice 
Collier, Ethel 
Combs, Bertie 
Combs, Jessie 
Cope, Ethel 
Davidson, Sarah 
Davidson, Sadie 
Duff, Carolee 

Allen, Henry 
Back, Junus 
Back, Lloyd 
Back, Kelly 
Baker, William 
Bryant, Horace 
Combs, Clinton 
Davidson, Matt 
Endicott, Earl 
Haddix, Charles 
Haddix, William 
Hall, Boy 
Hall, Charles 
Harris, Henry 
Hounshell, Bichard 
Hayes, Olen 

Haddix, Lillie 
Hall, Hannah 
Hoskins, Bessie 
Hurst, Yernia 
Hurst, Ethel 
Little, Martha 
Little, Prudence 
Moore, Dora 
Robinson, Mattie 
Stacy, Cora 
Smith, Lizzie 
Smith, Mary 
Stidham, Cora 
Wooten, Maude 


Harvey, Irvine 
Little, Seldon 
Levenstein, Samuel 
Moore, Esau 
Moore, Green 
Miller, Jerry 
Myers, Vernon 
Robinson, Walker 
Rowland, Walker 
Sumner, Jason 
Allen, Docia 
Back, Maude 
Cox, Ida 
Holiday, Ida 
Hurst, Viola 
Miller, Sarah 


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Peters, Grace 
Powell, Sarah 
Kobinson, Dora 
Bose, Gertrude 

Bolen, Herbert 
Beuris, Hargis 
Boggs, Lisle 
Cox, Edward 
Combs, Arlie 
Edwards, Archie 
Fugate, Granville 
Graves, Cave 
Gibson, Ansel 
Klein, Emil 
Xeal, James 
Xewland, Clarence 
Short, Bradley 
Stacy, Troy 
Stidham, Greenberry 
Steele, Martin 

Centers, Harvey 
Centers, Henry 
Davis, Charley 
Davidson, Jack 
Davidson, Tracy 
Duff, James 
Fugate, Henry 
Hayes", John 
Howard, P. Watt 

Short, Xancy 
Sizemore, Martha 
Stidham, Mary 


Bradshaw, Jeanie 
Brophy, Mary 
Cope, Maude 
Davidson, Xervesta 
Johnson, Annie 
Hudson, Bertha 
Little, Nellie 
Mcintosh, Mollie 
Miller, Xannie 
Bader, Minta 
Biley, Ruth 
Bobinson, Maggie 
Simpkins, Priscilla 
Steele, Fern 
Stidham, Jane 
Stidham, Sarah 


Lanter, Jesse 
Noble, Lawrence 
Rowland, Bobert 
Short, Bradley 
Stidham, Logan 
Stidham, Samuel 
Walls, Baker 
Back, Alberta 
Back, Bertha 

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Back, Kelly 
Barnett, Nettie 
Combs, Eachel 
Cox, Lucy 
Duff, Maggie 
Frazier, Mary 
Hurst, Pauline 
Lunceford, Melissa 

Bolin, Bryan 
Bolin, John 
Beuris, Charles 
Bowman, Jerry 
Bryant, Herman 
Centers, Benjamin 
Combs, John William 
Davidson, Sewell 
Edwards, Alexander 
Fleenor, Durward 
Forbes, Archie 
Fugate, McKinley 
Green, Thomas 
Gose, McKinley 
Hall, Thomas 
Harris, Bobert 
Jett, Beach 
Miller, Bobert 
Mcintosh, Daniel 
Newland, Lacy 
Bader, Benjamin 
Bobinson, Jesse 
Bobinson, Bradley 

Miller, Lizzie 
Moore, Bessie 
Neal, Lizzie 
Smith, Lima 
Stacy, Ardelia 
Stidham, Bertha 
Stidham, Jane 


Salyers, William 
Simpkins, Archie 
Stacy, Willard 
Stidham, J. G. 
Williams, Herman 
Watts, Charles 
Back, Bessie 
Centers, Lucile 
Combs, Alma 
Curtis, Lula 
Davidson, Isabelle 
Davis, Willnah Mae 
Duff, Ida 
Duff, Sarah 
Edwards, Mary 
Miller, Katherine 
Neal, Virgie 
Hall, Marie 
Haddix, Eggie 
Haddix, Cordelia 
Hoskins, Etta 
Kash, Elva 
Mcintosh, Nannie 


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Noble, Hazel 
Sewell, Georgie 
Smith, Mary Belle 
Smith, Katie 
Snowden, Elsie 
Stacy, Alma 

Stacy, Florida 
Stacy, Jessie 
Stidham, Lizzie 
Taulbee, Emma Jane 
Turner, Mary 
Webb, George Anna 

Students in the McCormick Chapel School. 

Allen, Henry 
Allen, Herbert 
Allen, Walter 
Belcher, James 
Childers, Blair 
Childers, Eugene 
Childers, Jay 
Childers, Pryce 
Childers, Taylor 
Cox, Odie 
Centers, Ben 
demons, Taylor 
Collins, Charlie 
Collins, Matt 
Collins, Wick 
Crittenden, Charles 
Davis, Arthur 
Davis, Charles 
Deaton, Floyd 
Ewen, Walter 
Finn, Claude 
Haddix, Bruce 
Haddix, Edward 
Haddix, James 
Hargis, Alex. 

Hensley, Chess 
Hayes, Clarence 
Hayes, Eoy 
Johnson, Hargis 
Lee, Alfred 
Lee, Vernon 
Mack, Martin 
Mack, Patterson 
Mack, William 
Miller, Wilburn 
Noble, Clarence 
Noble, Lawrence 
Eobinson, William 
Wright, Kelly 
Wright, Benjamin 
Wireman, Charles 
Workman, Joseph 
Wright, Edward 
Wright, Kelly 
Allen, Pearl 
Barnett, Susie 
Bowman, Lillie 
Brewer, Alice 
Childers, Leone 
Clemons, Nellie 

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Coldiron, Emma 
Coldiron, Isabelle 
Coldiron, Mary 
Collins, Bertha 
Collins, Eliza 
Cornet, Zoberta 
Cox, Ida 
Cox, Stella 
Crittenden, Maggie 
Davis, Amanda 
Davis, Maude 
Davis, Minnie 
Deaton, Dora 
Duff, Ida 
Ewen, Hattie 
Ewen, Jennie 
Ewen, Katie 
Edwards, Eva 
Edwards, Elvira 
Frazier, Ella 
Frazier, Hattie 
Finn, Maggie 
Green, Lula 
Haddix, Joanna 
Hargis, Sarah 
Hayes, Katie 

Back, Edith 
Blanton, Bertie 
Brophy, Winifred 
Cope, Mrs. Will 
Davis, Vyolette 
Duff, Carolee 

Hayes, Mollie 
Hensley, Dena 
Johnson, Lizzie 
King, Bettie 
Lunce, Maggie 
Mack, Dora 
Mack, Mary 
Marcum, Grace 
Martin, Dora 
Miles, Aamanda 
Miles, Lillian 
Miles, Nannie 
Miller, Eebecca 
Mcintosh, Mina 
Morris, Nannie 
Muncy, Grace 
Noble, Anna Lee 
Noble, Hazel 
Eiley, Eva 
Eobihson, Maggie 
Workman, Eose 
Workman, Clara 
Wells, Lillie 
Wolfe, Myrtle 

Music Department. 

McGuire, Josephine 
Dickson, Mrs. C. B. 
Endicott, Bessie 
Girton, Mrs. M. L. 
Hudson, Eva 
Hurst, Myrtle 


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Hurst, Vernia 
Hargis, Elizabeth 
Jett, Mrs. Will 
Lyon, Addie 
Murphy, Margaret 
Patton, Jessie 
Powell, Sarah 
PolJard, Olie 
Strong, Priscilla 

Back, Herschel 
Brophy, Joseph 
Combs, Norman 
Combs, Wilson 
Davis, Arthur 
Endicott, Earl 
Fletcher, Warren 
Fleenor, Wilmer 
Forbes, Robert 
Harris, Henry 

Begiey, Nancy 
Brophy, Winifred 
Campbell, Eliza 
Davis, Maude 
Davis, Minnie 
Davis, Gypsy 
Green, Katie 
Haddix, Joanna 

Patton, Laura 
Eose, Venal 
Snowden, Maggie* 
Spencer, Lula 
Taulbee, May 
Taulbee, Emma Jane 
Vitz, H. J. P. 
Williams, Edna 

Manual Training Department. 

Hargis, Thomas 
Lyon, Eugene 
Lyon, Samuel 
Marcum, Alfred 
Myers, Vernon 
Patton, Eoy 
Pollard, Olie 
Sewell, Benjamin 
Smith, William 

Domestic Science Department. 

Jameson, Bertha 
Lyon, Addie 
Murphy, Margaret 
Eoark, Minta 
S alley, Lula 
Smith, Lizzie 
Smith, Mary 
Sewell, May 

Lees Collegiate Institute IS 


Collegiate Department 39 

Xormal Department 41 

Sixth Grade 51 

Fifth Grade 32 

Fourth Grade 37 

Third Grade 39 

Second Grade 32 

First Grade 33 

Primer Grade 58 

McCormick Chapel School 101 

Music Pupils 29 

Manual Training Department 19 

Domestic Science Department 16 

Total in all departments. 527 

Less those counted more than once 77 

Actual number in attendance 4J>0 



*Mary Lewis Hyden, Ky. 


H. L. Cockerham Three Forks, Ky. 

Leek Conley Swampton, Ky. 

Samuel H. Hurst Campton, Ky. 

Joseph S. Hagins Jackson, Ky. 

Alfred C. Carpenter Jackson, Ky. 

*Thomas J. Chapman Jackson, Ky. 

Martha Hagins Jackson, Ky. 

Kate Sheldon Patrick Jackson, Ky. 

Dora Little Jackson, Ky. 


Ada Johnson Jackson, Ky. 

William Spencer Sewell . , Jackson, Ky. 

Hanun Gardner Blue Mountains, Ky. 

Florence Patrick (Department graduate) . ...Jackson, Ky. 
Louisa Sewell (Department graduate) Jackson, Ky. 


Seldon Hargis Jackson, Ky. 

Margaret Sewell Jackson, Ky. 

Myf anwy Davis Jackson, Ky. 

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Margaret Crawford Jackson, Ky. 

Emma Crawford Jackson, Ky. 


Joseph Brophy Jackson, Ky. 

Josephine McGuire Jackson, Ky. 



Jackson, the county seat of Breathitt county, and a central 
point in the mountain region, is healthfully situated on the north 
fork of the Kentucky river. Easy communication with the large 
cities is afforded by means of the Lexington and Eastern Eailway, 
through Winchester and Lexington. 

The people of Jackson are heartily in sympathy with the work 
of the school, and give both students and teachers cordial welcome 
to their homes. No less cordial is the invitation extended by the 
churches, and the students attend the services freely and take part 
in the young people's meetings. 

The town being a collecting and distributing point for a number 
surrounding counties, has many business interests in addition to 
the handling of large quantities of coal and lumber. Two branch 
railroads lead to rich mining and timber districts. 


In 1891 the institution passed under the control of Central Uni- 
versity. In 1897, thanks to the generosity of Mrs. S. P. Lees, Mrs. 
N". F. McCormick and other friends, great improvements were made 

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in the building and equipment. The name then was changed to 
"The S. P. Lees Collegiate Institute" 

The session of 1899-1900 brought other notable additions to the 
work, in the equipment by Mrs. McCormick of the departments of 
Manual Training and Domestic Science, the establishment of an 
electric light plant, the erection of the McCormick Chapel and the 
opening of the McCormick Free School. The session of 1900-1901 
added an excellent chemical equipment, the gift of Mr. Stanley 
McCormick, and also through the aid of Mrs. McCormick a com- 
plete outfit of tables, stools and instruments for a thorough course 
in free-hand and mechanical drawing. 

Material progress has been accompanied by steady growth in 
attendance and in influence, until the institute is now one of the 
most potent factors in the educational and moral life of the whole 
mountain region. All but a very few of the nearly one hundred 
teachers of Breathitt county were educated within its walls. 


The main building is attractive and roomy. It contains a chapel 
with four hundred individual seats, nine large recitation rooms, 
the manual training shop, an office and a library, all opening on 
large halls. The shop is furnished with the highest grade of tools, 
lathes, drill, fret-saw and forge and electric light for dark after- 
noons; the sewing room with individual tables and sewing ma- 
chines; the cooking room with ample outfit of utensils and dishes. 
There is also a dormitory for girls, lighted by electricity. This, 
in brief, constitutes the material equipment of the Institute. 

The buildings are surrounded by grounds which afford oppor- 
portunity for outdoor games. 

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I. The Academic Department, in Primary, Intermediate and 
Collegiate grades. 
II. The Xormal Department. 
III. The Department of Music. 

IV. The McCormick School of Manual Training and Domestic 
V. The McCormick Chapel Free School. 
VI. The Boarding Department. 

The Academic Curriculum. 

The selection of a course of study, or an}^ change in a course, 
is subject to the approval of the teacher in charge and of the 
Principal. Courses are arranged with a view to affording the 
best preparation for business and for professional life. 

Primary Course. 

The subjects taught in this grade are arithmetic, Bible, geogra- 
phy, language, reading, spelling, writing, and hygiene. 

The readers are selected so as to stimulate interest in many 
directions. Mythology, history, nature, physiology and other sources 
are drawn from. 

Simple exercises in physical culture are practiced at suitable 

Intermediate Course. 

As many enter the institution in this grade, there is no more 
important course in the curriculum. Hence, every effort will be 
made to attain thoroughness and accuracy. The course includes 
arithmetic, Bible, geography, grammar, history, language, reading, 
spelling, and writing. 

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Collegiate Course. 

The Collegiate Course requires four years of diligent study. The 
aim is to cover the first year of the average college course. Com- 
pletion of the full work entitles the student to a diploma from 
Central University as a graduate of Lees Collegiate Institute. 
Students desiring to enter this department who do not hold cer- 
tificates from accredited schools will be required to pass an ex- 

Bible — There is in each grade of the Academic Department a 
course in the English Bible. In the Primary and Intermediate 
grades Bible stories are used, in the Collegiate grade the Bible 
itself is the text-book. Completion of the course is necessary to 


Primary Department. 


Beading. Use Blackboard and Chart. McGuffey's and CyrVt 

Language. Conversation. 

Spelling. Taught in connection with reading. 
Number Work. Combinations with numbers from 1 to 10. 
Writing and Drawing. 
Physical Training. 


McGuffey's First and Second Beaders. 
Language. Conversation and written work. 

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Spelling. Selected from reader. 
Writing and Drawing. 
Physical Training. 


Eeading. Old Stories Retold. McGuffey's Third Eeader. 

Language. Long's Language Lessons. 

Spelling. Selected from reader. 

Writing and Drawing. 

Arithmetic. Ray's Primary. 

Geography. Form of earth, change of day and night, industries of 

our own locality, geography of our own community, etc. 
Physical Training. 


Reading. McGuffey's Third Reader and Selections. 
Language. Continue work of Third Grade. Written work. Har- 
vey's Elementary Grammar. 
Spelling. Selected from reader. 
Writing and Drawing. 

Arithmetic. Continue Third Grade. Ray's Elementary. 
Geography. Elementary begun, Eclectic. Map drawing. 
History. Eclectic Elementary text begun. 
Physical Training. 
Nature Work. 

Intermediate Department. 


Reading. McGuffey's Fourth Reader. 
Language. Harvey's Elementary text completed. 
Spelling. Text. 

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Writing and Drawing. 

Arithmetic. Kay's Intellectual. 

Geography. Elementary completed. Kedway & Hinman. 

History. Eclectic Elementary completed. 

Physical Training. 

Nature Study. 



Eeading. Selected. 

Grammar. Harvey's advanced text begun. 

Spelling. Text completed. Dictionary. 

Writing and Drawing. 

Arithmetic. Kay's Practical, through percentage and application. 

Geography. Complete Kedway & Hinman. Map drawing. 

History. Eclectic. 

Physiology. Second term. Elementary text. Blaisdell. 

Physical Training. 

Nature Study. 


Collegiate Department. 


Reading. Masterpieces. 

Grammar. Harvey's advanced text completed. 

Spelling. Advanced text completed. 

Writing and Drawing. 

Arithmetic. Milne. Through percentage. 

Geography. First term advanced text completed. Kedway & 

History. U. S. Eclectic. Completed first term. 

Physiology. Blaisdell. "Our Bodies and How We Live/' Com- 
pleted first term. 

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Civics. Peterman. Second term completed. 
Bible. Life of Christ. 


Latin. First Year Latin, Collar and Daniell, completed. 

Mathematics. Arithmetic completed. Algebra. Elementary, Milne. 

English. Maxwell & Smith. 

History. Montgomery's English. Eeference work. 

Science. Physical Geography. Davis. 

Bible. Life and Epistles of Paul. 

Latin. Caesar. Johnston & Sanford. Bennett's Grammar. 
Mathematics. Algebra completed. Geometry, second term. 
English. Introduction to American Literature, Painter. Compo- 
sition and Rhetoric. 
History. General. Myers. 
Science. Physics. Carhart and Chute. 
Bible. Historical and Poetical Books of the Old Testament. 


Latin. First term, Cicero, D'Oge, Second term, Virgil, Harper 
and Miller. 

Mathematics. Geometry. Milne. 

English. English and American Literature. Essays. College en- 
trance requirements. 

Science. Botany, Williams, Chemistry, Remsen or Zoology, An- 
imal Life, Jordan and Kellogg. 

Bible. The Prophets. 

Throughout the Primary and Intermediate Departments the 
Barnes' Natural Slant, penmanship is used. So far as is practica- 
ble, text-books adopted by the State of Kentucky are being intro- 

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The Normal Department. 

The Normal work constitutes a distinct department, and is in 
charge of teachers of specific training and experience. The effort 
is to present a course meeting fully the needs of the teachers of 
Breathitt and surrounding counties. The following text-books are 
preferred : Arithmetic, Milne's Standard ; geography, any stand- 
ard text; civics, Peterman; grammar, Harvey; composition, Max- 
well & Smith; American history, Montgomery; Kentucky history, 
Smith; pedagogy, Page's Theory and Practice; physiology, Blais- 
dell; speller, McGuffey. 

While the Normal course is complete in itself, those who desire 
to supplement the work are allowed to do so, provided the substi- 
tution of other work for some part of the regular Normal course 
seems advisable. In this way Normal students can begin the study 
of Latin, algebra, geometry, rhetoric, science and other branches 
and broaden their education. 

The Manual Training and the Domestic Science Work is so ar- 
ranged as not to conflict with the regular Normal course, and this 
important field of training is open to all. 

The Department of Music. 

There are two lessons a week in either vocal or instrumental 
music. Piano students are allowed as many periods of practice 
as their time and number will permit. The department has three 
pianos. Many of the pupils have instruments of their own on 
which to practice, thus leaving more periods available for those 
not possessing pianos. Drill in chorus work is given free. 

The entertainments of this department are among the most pop- 
ular exercises of the school. 

Course of Study. 

All students upon entering the music department must spend 

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most of the first term in technical work. The studies given below 
serve to indicate the technical difficulties of each course. Equiva- 
lents are frequently substituted, according to the judgment of the 



Preparatory finger work. 
Studies by Kohler and Grimm. 
Schmitt — Five finger exercise. 
Gurlitt, Op. 101. 


Lambert — Progressive studies Vol. I. 

Studies by Kohler and Lecouppey. 

Sonatinas by Clementi and Kuhlau. 

Major scales and arpeggios single hands. 

Kohler — Kinderalbum. 

Easy pieces by Gurlitt and Eienecke and others. 


Czerney — Studies — Vol. I. 

Plaidy — Technical exercises. 

Gorno — Fourth Fifth Finger Exercises, and Wrist Studies. 

Gade — Aquarelles, Book I. 

Heller— Op. 46. 

Major and minor scales and arpeggios, single hands. 

Sonatas from Haydn and Mozart. 


Czerney — Studies — Vol. II. 

Bach — Little Preludes and Fugues. 

Gorno — Pedal Studies. 

Mendelssohn— Songs Without Words. y ,j j 

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Sonatas from Haydn and Mozart. 

Turner — Octaves Studies, Book I. 

Selections from Schumann, Grieg, Moskowski and others. 


Bertini — Fifty Selected Studies. 
Cramer — Bulow — Studies. 
Bach — Two-Part Inventions. 
Grieg — Lyric Pieces. 

Jensen — Wanderbilder, Books I. and II. 
Sonatas by Haydn, * Mozart, and Beethoven. 

Concert pieces by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Moskowski, Eaff, Weber, 
Eubenstein and others. 



Correct placing of tone. Breathing. 
Sieber — Foundation Studies. 
Sieber — Eight Measure Exercises. 


Development of pure tone. 
Sieber — Op. 45. 
Italian and English Songs. 
Sieber— Op. 113. 

Selections from the classical songs of Mozart and Haydn; religious 
works from Bach, Handel, etc., and from the Operas. 

the Mccormick school of manual training and 
domestic science. 

This school is the first of its kind in this part of the State, and 
is, perhaps, the only one of like scope and equipment in Kentucky. 

The great educational value of this work needs no proof; it is 
beyond question. Its importance in the direction of higher aca- 
demic work should also be recognized. 

Manual Training. 

The Manual Training shop is fitted with modern tools and 
machinery, and is equipped for an excellent course in wood work, 
printing, and forging. The aim is not to make full-fledged me- 
chanics, but to give a practical training in the use of tools and 
machinery, and at the same time to show the vital relation of 
thinking to doing. This is accomplished by requiring every 
student to plan each piece of work and to make an accurate draw- 
ing of his plan before the tool is touched. He thus learns the 
great economy of using the brain in preparation for the work of 
the hand. 

The course begins with instruction in drawing, that each pupil 
may have his own drawing as a test of the accuracy of his work. 
Easy exercises in the joinery work of cabinet-making are taken 
up, and along with this instruction is given in the proper handling 
and care of tools. 

The structure and use of the lathe are thoroughly taught, the 
use of the various turning tools, and the best methods of making 
the different cuts. 

If time allow, instruction is given on the designing of patterns 
and on wood-carving. 

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After finishing the elementary pattern work, the strident is al- 
lowed to make desks, tables, hat racks and other pieces of furniture. 

The machinery in the shop and the dynamo for lighting it in 
the dark afternoons of winter are run by a gasoline engine. 

Every bench, lathe, and machine has an individual light. 

Domestic Science. 

The aim of the instruction in this department is to impart a 
scientific and practical knowledge of woman's work in the home. 
The teaching follows the two chief lines of household work — 
sewing and cooking. 

The sewing room is large, well lighted and furnished with indi- 
vidual tables, new sewing machines and full supplies of the neces- 
saries of the work. 

The course covers two years, as follows : 

First Year — All varieties of hand sewing, patching and mend- 
ing, the use of the different stitches being taught by the pupil's 
own application of them in making small finished articles. Especial 
attention is paid to judicious purchasing. 

Second Year — Plain machine sewing, draughting, cutting and 
fitting under-garments and washable dresses; then fine machine 
sewing, the use of the various machine attachments and the making 
of children's clothes. 

There is offered also an optional third year course in plain 
dressmaking and art needlework. 

The cooking room is equipped with a steel range, and full sets 
of dishes and utensils. Each pupil has a separate section of the 
cooking bench, with drawer for utensils, sliding bread board and 
seat. The room is fitted with electric lights. 

The prescribed course covers two years, as follows : 

The instruction of the first year includes the fundamental prin- 
ciples of cooking and their application by each pupil in the prepa- 

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ration of simple dishes. Especial attention is paid to the cost, 
composition and food value of the various materials used, so that 
the pupil may acquire a practical knowledge of these important 

In the second years of the course, fundamental principles are 
more fully elaborated and exemplified. The work of this year 
includes instruction in invalid cookery in connection with general 
training in the care of the sick. Especial instruction is given in 
the serving of meals and in the care of the kitchen and the dining 
room. Each member of the graduating class, with one assistant, 
serves her turn in the entire responsibility for a meal given to in- 
vited guests, without assistance from the instructor, who criticises 
the whole work after it is finished. Every pupil has from two to 
four hours of actual work in the kitchen per week. 

A well equipped chamical laboratory, the gift of Mr. Stanley 
McCormick, adjoining the kitchen, enables the pupils to perform 
simple illustrative experiments. 

the Mccormick chapel school. 

The McCormick Chapel is in a part of Jackson separated by the 
river from the main body of the town, and occupied chiefly by a 
mining population. The building is used for a free day school, 
as well as for Sunday-school and other religious services. The in- 
struction comprises the elements of a common school education. 
It is hoped that the school will foster educational ambition in 
this part of the town, to which its patronage is now limited, and 
that it will open the way to many for the more advanced work of 
the Institute. 

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Boarding Department. 

This department is under the able management of Mrs. M. L. 
Girton. .The building is known as "Little Hall," named in honor 
of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Little. The rooms are of ample size, lighted 
by electricity and heated by hot air. They are comfortably fur- 
nished by churches throughout the State. The Principal and his 
family and the ladies of the faculty live in the hall. Every effort 
is put forth to surround the pupils with the influences of a Chris- 
tian home. Each student inmate is expected to share in the do- 
mestic duties of the family. These tasks occupy but little time and 
tend to stimulate interest in the affairs of he household. The 
lessons thus learned will be of great value in the after duties of life. 

The charge for room, board, heat and light is two dollars a week. 


The Institute has a library and reading room, to which students 
have free access. The library contains a nucleus of works of refer- 
ence, but needs greatly additional volumes for general reading. 
Through the kindness of friends, contributions are made from 
time to time. 

Literary Societies. 

There is in connection with the Institute a debating club to 
which all members of the Normal and Collegiate courses are 
eligible for membership. Meetings are held weekly. The work is 
under the direction of the normal instructor, who acts as critic 
on all productions and aids in parliamentary practice. 


The following persons having contributed $1,000 each, are en- 
titled to perpetual scholarships in the Institute : 
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Little, Mr. J. J. Harbison, 

Mrs. Mary McFatridge, Mrs. William S. Culbertson, 

Mr. John Steele. 

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In addition to these, various friends of the school and societies 
throughout Kentucky contribute each year a sum to help worthy 
and ambitious students. Those who would avail themselves of this 
help must meet the following requirements: 1. Good scholarship; 
2. High personal character; 3. The need of pecuniary aid; 4. Punc- 
tuality and respect for law and order in student life; 5. Habits of 
economy in the use of both time and money. 

Should any scholarship pupil fail to meet these requirements, 
the full amount of tuition will be required for the time he was 
in attendance. 

Every holder of a scholarship may be called upon to render some 
service to the Institute. So far as possible it will be of such nature 
as to have some educational value in itself. 

Actions of Synod. 

The following recommendations are submitted to Synod for 
approval : 

The death of Mrs. Lees and the consequent loss of support makes 
it necessary that the Lees Memorial Institute at Jackson receive 
large support from the Synod. We, therefore, commend it to the 
liberality of our people. 

Minute of report of Standing Committee on Synod's Evangel- 
istic Labor. Adopted at meeting of Synod held at Cynthiana, 
October 17, 1903. 

Kesolved, That the Synod hereby expresses its deep interest in 
the welfare and work of the Lees Collegiate Institute at Jackson, 
Ky., and commend this institution and its representatives to the 
consideration of our churches and our Synodical Evangelistic Com- 
mittee in connection with our mission work in the mountains of 

Adopted at the meeting of Synod held at Shelbyville, October 
16, 1904. 


The session is divided into two terms, beginning September 3d 
and December 31st. All fees are payable in advance. Charges are 
as follows: 

From Sept. From Jan. 

Primary $10.00 $ 6.00 

Intermediate 15.00 9.00 

Collegiate * 20.00 12.00 

Normal 20.00 12.00 

Manual Training 4.00 2.00 

Domestic Science 4.00 2.00 

Music, $3.00 per month, eight lessons. 

Board, $2,00 per week. 

Diploma at graduation, $2.00 

For further information apply to either 

L. H. Blanton, D. D., 

Danville, Ky. 

or Lees Collegiate Institute, 

Jackson, Ky.